UWSP Alumna Spotlight: Danielle Nystrom

Danielle Nystrom (Left)

Local UWSP alumna Danielle Nystrom is making strides in the Marshfield community.

A student of Leadership Marshfield Class of 2019, President of Marshfield Young Professionals, Volunteer Chair for Rotary Winter Wonderland, and an Event Organizer for Mike’s Run, in the past Nystrom has assisted with events for Big Brothers Big Sisters as well and volunteered with a variety of fundraisers throughout the year.

Her current position as an Employment Coordinator at Opportunity Development Centers also allows her to help others by leading them in the direction of their career paths and helping them fulfill their goals.

A Communications (Public Relations) major with a minor in Business Administration, Nystrom attended UW-Marshfield before transferring to UWSP, where she graduated in May 2015. She attributes her Pointer education to her inspiration towards community involvement.

“UWSP definitely had a major part in shaping the young leader that I am today,” she said. “I was fortunate to be able to be able to continue giving back to the community that raised me while earning my four-year degree.”

Nystrom said she chose UWSP because she liked the layout of the campus and all that it had to offer.

“It was close enough to my hometown that I was able to build a schedule that allowed me to make the easy commute and continue to be involved in everything that I wanted to be in the Marshfield,” she said.

Her years at UWSP allowed her to improve a lot of the skills she now uses in the community today.

“During my time at UWSP, I was able to improve my time management and organizational skills due to balancing work, school, projects I was involved with as well as free time,” she said. “Through studying communications, my written communication skills as well as public speaking skills were also strengthened.”

Though naturally a community leader, Nystrom said UWSP definitely inspired her to get more involved.

“I’ve always been involved in my community but as a student at UWSP I had the opportunity to participate in programs such as the National Society of Leadership & Success, which motivated me to get more involved and take on leadership roles in some of the organizations I had been involved with,” she said. “I also took a business leadership class my senior year which was a great opportunity to learn of a variety of leadership styles and tools.”